about the author
Bolivar Beato was born in Manhattan, New York to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. Grew up in Rhode Island; Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls. Moved around a bit, New Hampshire, Florida. Drove cab, delivered pizza, before getting into graphic design.
writing misadventures in a nutshell:
17 Pages: Bo wrote his first screenplay—hand written—yup, long way to go.
Later: Wrote first real screenplay, got positive feedback and was well on his way, then…
Bad Idea: Researched screenwriting…ugh!
Brilliant Plan: Shelve the good stories and write average ones.
Hope: Catching a break.
Result: Mediocre screenplays, a lost decade, a failed writing career.
10 Years Later: Surgery helped with sleeping disorders—fog lifted, cobwebs cleared!
Thought: Hey screenplays!
Dilemma: How to not write crap and not make someone else rich…
Conclusion: Write novels... (insert joke here)